“Shaping Communities Together” is more than a tagline, it is a culture. It is about collaborating and creating solutions together to improve the communities we love—those places where we live, work, and play. In this series, you will hear seasoned advice from local government leaders, innovators, engineers, and planners on how to shape your community for the better. Through this podcast, we plan to share successes of our clients throughout the Southeast and highlight projects other communities can replicate. Whether you want to explore topics such as grants or arc flash; hear the latest industry trends and regulations; or dive into an innovative project, this podcast is for you.
Monday Nov 08, 2021
Monday Nov 08, 2021
STEM Day is celebrated every year on November 8, to encourage kids to explore their interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. As an engineering firm, McGill is proud to employ STEM-educated workers. There were nearly 10.8 million workers in STEM occupations in 2019, however the number of STEM vacancies continues to remain higher than the number of actual candidates for many areas of the country.
At McGill, we are celebrating STEM Day by speaking with Ian Riddell, the STEM facilitator for grades PK-8 at Carolina Day School, in Asheville, North Carolina, about what he believes are the most important things to teach young people to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Ian has crafted a STEM workshop at Carolina Day School that includes hand-tools, scientific equipment, Legos, computers, and much more. His passion for challenging students to think critically about science and mathematics through hands on experiences leads him to develop programming that inspires curiosity and confidence in young people and will likely result in increased numbers of workers in STEM occupations in the years to come.
Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/
Science Olympiad - https://www.soinc.org/
FIRST LEGO League - https://www.soinc.org/